“PM Hasina saved world leaders from disgrace by sheltering Rohingyas”
Arafat Hasan of DOT
By sheltering the persecuted people of Rakhine province of Myanmar, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has saved the face of the global leaders from “ignominy and disgrace”, according to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen , reports The Daily Star
“If she hadn’t given them shelter, it would have ended up with the gravest and worst genocide of the century since WWII,” he said at the inaugural session of a seminar on Human Rights at Inter-Continental Hotel in Dhaka, urging world leaders to show genuine commitment to human rights values by sending them back to their place of origin with safety and dignity.
Calling Bangladesh a shining example of a nation valuing human rights by sheltering Rohingyas, the Foreign Minister insisted that allowing Rohingyas to go back to their place of origin in Myanmar with freedom of movement and other basic human rights would be the be the best way of showing respect to human rights.
Dr Momen added that there are nearly 1.2 million Rohingya or ‘displaced residents’ of Rakhine province being sheltered in Bangladesh now.
“They need to be repatriated with safely and security at the earliest. Their exodus was created by Myanmar and it is their responsibility to solve it.”